July 2016

The Future of Dance Music

BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat interviewed AudioLock founder Ben Rush, asking him about dance music’s latest threat, pirate download stores.

These stores are often indistinguishable from legitimate sites with many users unaware they are funding piracy. “They have everything; privacy policy, terms and conditions, credit card logos and security certificates.” Ben Rush.

Hear the interview here (from 8 minutes in)
Available until 21.08.2016

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/36836476/pirate-sites-are-affecting-dance-music-in-a-bad-way

BBC Radio 1   Newsbeat  The Future of Dance Music

 

XPONorth Round-Up and Two New Partnerships

May was a very busy month with regards to events, and with the exception of one event (see below) June was a return to business as usual. We have seen the AudioLock team expand bringing on more expertise to work at protecting rights holders’ precious releases and promos.

Partnerships
We are delighted to announce two great new partnerships.

  • Proton SoundSystem: Based in San Francisco these guys make running a label much easier with automated contracts, statements and payments to artists as well as digital distribution.

  • Faction Management: Operating out of LA, Faction combine creative services, innovative technology and collaborative culture to create a unique artist management business model that allows its talent to to scale their business rapidly.

We have a list 36 partners that can be seen here: http://www.audiolock.net/partners

If you’re an AudioLock customer that works with any of them please get in touch to learn what benefits we can offer you as a result of the partnership.

XPONorth
We were delighted to be invited to participate in this years’ XPONorth, a multi-media event held in Inverness. Partner and Director of Business Development, Tristan Hunt, delivered a keynote speech focussed on busting myths around music anti-piracy. He was interviewed for the event’s website (see film link below) and appeared on the panel  ‘Are Tech Companies The New Powerhouses Of The Creative Industries?’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4S08QyLOGo

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Additionally AudioLock provided an anti-piracy surgery for delegates, giving advice on protecting releases from promo through to release and to back catalogue.

XPONorth kindly put us up in a centrally located hotel along with delegates from the MPA, MPG and PRS among many others. This provided a great atmosphere and meeting point for networking as well as easy access to the numerous musical showcases going on around the city. Hats-off to the XPONorth team who managed to put together a fantastic 2 day programme. We shall certainly be back in 2017.

MPA/PRS Foundation Showcase
Issy Dacre from the MPA very kindly invited us to their showcase evening at 229 Venue in central London in partnership with PRS Foundation for Music. Immy Williams performed a fantastic set of stripped back vocal and piano songs to a very appreciative audience. Definitely as name to look out for in the future.